Our deliciously moist brownie recipe is packed with hidden fruit and vegetables, but still tastes great. Why not give it a try?





Serves: 10

For the apple puree:

  • 4 apples
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

For the brownies:

  • 200g of the apple puree mixture
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 400g can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 200ml milk alternative (e.g. almond, hazelnut, soy)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 8 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 7-8 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 100g raisins


Apple puree

  • Decore and chop the apples into cubes (the skin can be left on)
  • Place into a pan and fill with 2cm of water
  • Heat slowly for 15 mins or until the apples are soft
  • Mix the cinnamon and maple syrup into the stewed apple.
  • Note: You will only need 200g of this mixture for the brownies, any excess can be stored in the fridge in a container for up to 5 days or can be frozen and is great mixed with porridge!


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C).
  • Soak the chia seeds in 140ml of water for 30 minutes.
  • In a food processor, blend the apple puree, chia seeds, black beans, almonds, milk alternative, coconut oil, maple syrup and raw cacao powder until smooth.
  • Stir in the raisins.
  • Line a baking tin with grease proof paper and pour in the brownie mixture
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until mixture is cooked throughout.
  • Leave to cool in the baking tin for at least an hour
  • Cut into squares ready to eat!
  • Tip: these delicious brownies can be stored in an air tight container for up to 5 days.